This is the number one thing I hear from people when I show up to their session. And let me tell you I’m right there with you! I always say I belong on the back of a camera not in front of it but let me tell you something else. Everyone is photogenic, yes that’s right that means YOU are photogenic.
I despise getting in front of the camera but I do it anyway, I know that it is important and one day all my child and future grandchildren will have are the photos that we take today. Do you want to know how I got over the fear and stress that came with thinking I was not photogenic? No? To bad Im gonna tell you anyway 😉
Find a photographer that you really click with someone who makes you forget that there is a camera in their hand. Once I found that it was much easier to get in front of the camera once a year. My photographer makes the whole process fun and we have even become friends outside of our Photographer, Client relationship. This is by far the most important item on this list.
Next is don’t wear brand new clothing as you will not be completely comfortable in it during your session. If you do want new outfits for your portraits purchase them at least a month before the session and wear them. Wear them and wash them that way they loosen up a bit and drape a bit better and you will feel better in them.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Find your relaxed smile and practice it. Also while looking in the mirror practice poses. You can actually find quite a few posing guides on pinterest that will help you learn some of the basic poses that work with your body type. This step even though your photographer will know how to pose you to flatter your body will help you become more comfortable in these poses. Comfort equals relaxed posing and relaxed photos. Relaxed photos always look better than stiff ones.
The last tip is love yourself. I know I know its soooo cliche! But its true!! If you are anything like me and don’t want photos of yourself its because you see all your imperfections. You say things like maybe next year after Ive lost weight, Or please don’t photograph my right side its not my good side . Next time you look in the mirror tell yourself out loud one thing you like about yourself. then repeat every time you look in the mirror. It doesn’t always have to be something physical but should be often as you are trying to train yourself to see the beauty in your physical form.
Simple right? Well maybe not but it does work! Im proof Below are photos of my own un-photogenic self.
Its that time of year again, time for spring mini sessions. I love doing sessions at Woodenshoe Tulip festival while the flowers are in full bloom they provide so many gorgeous colors to use as backgrounds. The grounds are usually … Continue reading →
This summer I was able to add a couple of Twins to my Newborn Portraits Portfolio. I must say I LOVE working with twins and would love to do it some more so if you are in the Portland metro area and expecting twins and looking for a photographer feel free to contact me. Sometimes you get to shoot photos for a family that you just connect with. That was totally the way it was with this family. Only a few will understand but they are brown coats! So I got to have a total nerd moment and discuss scy fi and fantasy books/games while setting up. We ended up deciding to shoot outside as it was about 90 degrees that day. It was absolutely amazing! well… mostly… as happens with twins when one was sleeping the other wasn’t, when one was finally full the other was hungry. so we did not get many together photos but were able to get some great single shots. Then just when we were ready to get shots with big brother He fell asleep and we didn’t want to wake him for fear of a toddler melt down. Even with the ups and downs that come with two babies, I am quite proud of how these photos came out as it was only my second set of twins.
Baby Miss A really gave me a run for my money while shooting her Newborn Portraits. She wanted nothing to do with the camera and was REALLY not a hat girl. Her mama was so patient though and we prevailed. Eventually she did sleep and we pushed through as many poses as we could. In the end this has become one of my favorite sessions because while it didn’t go exactly as planned it still came out great and showed me that sometimes all it takes is patience.
If you have any questions or would like to book a newborn session please contact me on Facebook or my Website.
When I met Amanda and John at Starbucks to discuss their wedding photography I knew I wanted to make sure I photographed their big day for them. It didn’t take long during that first meeting for us to be telling jokes and laughing. They let me know that they were just having a very small back yard wedding at one of their family members homes in Washington. Ill admit I was a bit hesitant and worried if there was going to be room to do photos but this couple was so amazing they even created a virtual tour of the property they were using and again I was hooked. The grounds (I say grounds because yard just does not do it justice) could have been a venue if it wasn’t in a gated community. I knew we were going to be able to get some absolutely amazing shots for them. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
If you have any questions or need a photographer for your wedding in the Portland area please do not hesitate to contact me.
I have been working on a concept for a styled photo shoot for over a year now. I am very excited to present to you my modern take on Aphrodite. For this photo session I had two looks. The first was a more vintage classic Aphrodite look with a blush dress that hinted at a toga. For the second look I wanted a more modern take on the look so I put my model in a flowy white tank and darker skinny jeans. For both the looks I had a beautiful floral crown and bouquet provided by Giffords Flowers In Portland Oregon. We had a great day taking these photos, we started at Molalla River state park with the first look and then Headed down to one of the local swimming holes for the second look. My model was amazing and did her own make up and then I did her hair. I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.
When Joanna contacted me to do her maternity portraits you could say I was a little excited. The location that she wanted to use was one of my favorites and she wanted to do an evening shoot which meant BEAUTIFUL golden light. We met up and in true me fashion I introduced myself and asked their names and made sure to tell them I am horrible with names (starting the session off with a laugh at my expense 🙂 ) we started out in front of a small waterfall and on the stone stairs that lead down the near the Oregon City elevator and then worked our way back up to the yard at the Mclaughlin House. I then made the suggestion that we use our remaining time to go over to the Promenade and I am quite happy that they said yes! The light on the bluff was even more amazing! I hope you enjoy these photos of this glowing mama to be and amazing daddy to be as much as I enjoyed taking them!
If you have any questions about maternity portraits you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My full photography portfolio can be found on my facebook page.
This senior portrait session almost got rained out. I am so glad that Miss A was perfectly alright with a little rain. We ended up only getting a half hour in before the skies opened up and the sky decided it was a waterfall but for those 30 min we had a lot of fun. This session was full of laughter If I wasn’t making her laugh she was making me laugh. I just love it when a client is comfortable with the camera and with me and we are both able to loosen up and just have fun! I hope you enjoy these senior photos as much as I did!
Miss A’s Senior Portraits taken in Oregon City
If you have any questions about Senior Portraits please contact me at Tabitha@dellamortphotography.com If you would like to see more of my work I am on as well as .
Are you a junior going into your senior year next year now starting to think about getting senior photos done? I may be able to help. DellaMort Photography is looking for three Senior Ambassadors for the Portland Metro Area. What is a senior ambassador? They are someone with whom we will do a free Senior portrait modeling session * and then give them several business cards. You then give a business card to friends who are looking for a senior photographer. Then when they email or call to book their session they tell me who referred them and then present the card at the session they will receive a discount on their session fees. Then you will receive 50 dollars twoards your own Senior session for your actual senior photos meaning you get two of your friends to book with me you will qualify for a free senior session! So does that sound good? do you want to get your Senior Portraits for free? Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or to let me know you would like to be an ambassador using my contact me form! To see my Portfolio check out my Facebook or Deviant Art Gallery
*Free modeling session session is my Mini session. It includes a half hour of time , one outfit and, one location, you get to choose 10 images for your CD and you get full re print rights.
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I had the honor of shooting senior pictures for Miss A. She is the daughter of a friend of a friend and they actually drove from Grants Pass to have them done. She was amazing! We stopped a couple of places to do her pictures First was the Promenade in Oregon City on top of the bluff. We took several shots overlooking down town Oregon City and the Willamette River. She was a trooper because it was pretty cold outside and she was wearing about 4 inch heels, But they were amazing heels! After we were done there we moved on to Wilsonville and the Memorial Park. We used the top part of the park for the back drop for the rest of her portraits and outfit changes. By the end the streetlights had come on and we were using them and my flash to be able to get enough light. Even with the over cast skies and loosing the light earlier than anticipated and cold temperatures we had lots of fun and were able to get lots of good shots! If you like what you see please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
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